Professor Clark – The classes he taught.

With all his ecclesiastical controversy and time spent defending the faith, it could almost be overlooked that Dr. Gordon Clark was firstly a philosophy professor. A summary of the courses he taught in his years at Butler University and Covenant College is shown.

Perhaps the funniest part here is that he had to teach “Introduction to Philosophy” at Covenant College. Clark hated introductory courses! He explained why in letters to the establishment of Wheaton College in the 1930’s. Students learn a little bit of everything, but a whole lot of nothing. He would prefer to teach them only Kant or only Hegel instead. He likened introductory courses to a week of learning German, one of French, one of Spanish, etc. where no language is learned in the end. Its better to speak any language, no matter how bizarre, than no language at all.

Butler Courses

Covenant Courses


About douglasdouma

I am a husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat ( In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.
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2 Responses to Professor Clark – The classes he taught.

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    This is neat to see. I wish you the best in your research on Gordon Clark and look forward to your biography

    • douglasdouma says:

      Thanks, its a lot of work. I keep finding new material. I’ll have to cut off the scope of the book at some point, but I still have a number of sources to search through.

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